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by Land and Sea.
Mono Castle and Harbor Forts
Spanish Fleet is Shelling the Ad
vancing American Troops.
(Copyright, 1SI*8, by the Associated Press.)
PLAYA DEL ESTE, Province of
Santiago de Cuba, July 1,11:20 a.m.?
A general assault on the city of San
tiago de Cuba by the land and sea
forces of the United States began at
7 o'clock this morning.
Gen. Lawton advanced and took
possession of Cabona, a suburb of
Morro Castle and the other forts
at the entrance of the harbor were
bombarded by our fleet. The Vesu
vius used her dynamite guns with
good effect.
The Spanish fleet in the harbor
fired on the American troops, who
were very close to the city.
Hard fighting all along the Ameri
can line was in progress at I r
Nine wounded Cubans have been
brought in.
Gen. Lawton Will riove on San
Secretary Alger this morning re
ceived the following dispatch from
Gen. Shafter, dated at 9:54 a.m. to
day :
July 1.?Action now going on, but
firing light and desultory. Begun on
right near Canev, Lawton's division.
He will move on northeast part of
town of Santiago. Will keep you
continually advised of progress.
(Signed) SHAFTER,
Major General, commanding.
A dispatch was read in the cabinet
meeting from Colonel Allen, in
charge of the signal station at Playa
del Lste. He said that the fight was
growing furious in all directions. At
the time he sent the telegram eight
Americans and nine Cubans had
been wounded.
The Spanish fleet was shelling the
American forces as they advanced.
Admiral Sampson was firing upon
the forts and every thing Spanish in
It is momentarily expected that
Morro Castle will be taken by the
American forces and that Admiral
Sampson will then advance through
the channel and attack the Spanish
The description given by Colonel
Allen was a splendid one and en
thused the cabinet gathering to the
greatest extent. Cabinet members
pictured the battle as an awful one.
"I would like to be there," said one.
Just think of the two fleets firing
and the armies engaged in combat.
It must be a grand sight. Of course
we are confident that the Americans
will win."
It is learned that the attack of
Gen. Lawton is simply a feint and
that the real attack was made on the
Agitation Caused by Gca. Shatter's
The batUe of Snntlago has begun. Such
was the startling new* conveyed In the
brief dispatch received from General 8haf
t*r at 10 o'clock this morning, announcing
that action had been begun near Santiago.
Brief as it was it told the thrilling story
that the first shots of the long-expeo:?d
crash of arms, probably the first great land
engagement of the war, was under way. It
Gen. H. W. I,aivton,
sent a thrill through official circles, from
the highest to the lowest. Secretary Alger
was the first to read It. He passed It to
General Corbin, adjutant general of the
army, and directed him to take it at once
to the White House. General Corbin went
to the President, carrying the original dis
patch. He was back shortly, and then a
bulletin was posted giving the dispatch
verbatim. Until then only the higher of
ficials had known that the decisive hour
was at hand. But now the news spread
through the corridor, and a wave of agita
tion anil expectancy took hold of every one.
A great crowd of correspondents struggled
about the bulletin board; messenger boys
dashed off with dispatches, the clerks, men
and women, turned from their desks and
gathered at the doorways.
Meantime Secretary Alger remained at
his desk, while the usual train of callers
pushed their way forward. The Secretary
has a deep personal interest in the fight,
for the reason that his son, young Captain
Alger, on the staff of General Duflield, was
participating In the engagement. As the
Secretary started to the cabinet meeting
he spoke with satisfaction of the fact that
sufficient time had elapsed to permit Gen
eral Shatter to get his army well concen
trated at the front, and thrown out Into
good tattle formation. The Secretary felt
that our forces were on the aggressive, and
that the mere fact that the action was now
going on showed that Shafter had bided his
time and was now ready to strike a de
cisive blow. Word had come, prior to the
Shafter dispatch, showing that the artil
lery which had been brought to the front
was well placed.
Gen. Miles, commanding the army, re
ceived a copy of the dispatch soon after
it arrived. He had expected it, for only
a few hours before a dispatch came to him
from Gen. Breckinridge, inspector gensral
of the army, stating that the spirit of the
troops was high, and that they were eager
ar.d expectant for action. Gen. Breckin
ridge's dispatch Indicated that successful
results might be expected very soon.
Viewed From IlaUoon.
Gen. Miles also received another dis
patch. sent quite early this morning from
Shafter's headquarters, saying that the big
n.illtary balloon was now high in the air
and was giving 01 portvnity for observa
tion over a great sweep of country. This
in ltseif was of incalculable value to our
troops. Brave reconncissances had been
made, but these were of little value com
pared to what could be seen from a bal
loon a mile or more in the air, command
ing a radius of observation of from twenty
to forty miles with powerful telescopes.
Gen. Miles had seen these war balloons in
successful use at Aldershott, again duri lg
the French military maneuvers, when a
six-horse wagon to which the great air
ship was anchored followed a squadron of
cavalry on the dead run. He says Ger
man ships going at eighteen knots have
hauled these captive balloons along with
them. At Bt. Petersburg also he saw them
operated during maneuvers. This was the
first actual use by the American army in
the present war, and the commanding gen
Gen. Llnarei, Governor of Santiago.
eral sets much store on the definite infor
mation they will give as to the exact loca
tion of all the Spanish forces, their points
of concentration, the location of Cervera's
warships In the harbor, and possibly the
progress of Spanish reinforcements.
After the first announcement of Shafter
was bulletined, ths time dragged wearily,
with nothing from the field to answer the
Intense anxiety to which every one was
wrought. Gen. Shafter's assurance that he
would "keep you continually advised of
progress" gav? promise of early details,
and there was the keenest awaiting of these
reports. It had been arranged that they
should go first to the White House while
the c.iMr.et was in s;ssion, and then should
be bulletined, so far as warranted. The
officials showed every disposition to keep
the public completely advised of actual oc
Gen. Lnwtun'N Dt-vl*luii.
According to Gen. Shafter's report, ths
attack on Santiago was begun by the lid
Division of the 5th Army Corps, commanded
by Brig. Gen. H. W. Law ion. This divi
sion consists of three brigades, made up as
First Brigade, commanded by Col. J. J.
Van Horn?8tli United States Infantry, 22d
United States Infantry and 2d Massachu
setts Infantry.
Second Brigad;, commanding officer un
known, but supposed to be Col. Bates?1st
United States Infantry. 4tli United Str.tes
Infantry and 20th United States Infantry.
Third Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen.
A. K. Chaffee?7th United States Infantry,
12th United States Infantry nnd 17th
United Stat?s Infantry.
It thus appears that the division which
opened the hostilities of the day 1* com
posed entirely of regular troops, seasoned
and experienced in battle, with the excep
tion of the 2d Massachusetts Volunteiir In
fantry, regarded as one of the best volun
t<er organizations of the army.
Gen. Lanion'a Record.
General Lawton, who was chosen for the
Important and responsible duty of opening
the battle by the capture of Caney and
the Interception of Spanish reinforcements
now nearlng Santiago, is a good fighter {?nd
a soldier of experience and ability. He
served in the Union army throughout the
war, having entered as sergeant of Com
pany E, !>th Indiar a Volunteer Infantry,
in April, 18U1, and being successively pro
r.oted through merit cn the field of battle
to first lieutenant of the .'Ulth Indiana In
fantry, In August, JS61: to captain In May,
18?2, and lieutenant colonel In November,
1864. In March, 18W>, he was brevetted col
onel for gallant and meritorious services
duiing the war. He entered the regular es
tablishment In July. 1S?I as second lieuten
ant of the 41st Infantry (colored), and re
gained with that branch of the army until
January, 1871, when he was transferred to
the 4th Cavalry, with which he remained
until September, 1S88, when he was ap
pointed inspector general, with the rank ot
major. He was subsequently promoted to
the rank of lieutenant colonel, and held
that rank until the opening of the present
war with Spain, when the President ap
pointed him brigadier general of volun
teers, and assigned him to the command of
a division of the 5th Army Corps, com
manded by General Shatter.
Grentext Fear 1h Tlint Spanish May
Fall Ilaek I |>un I'ando.
Army officers here say that the battle just
begun at Santiago will either result in a
vtry speedy victory or the situation is like
ly to becor.-.e extremely trying, with des
perate lighting and great risk. It is be
lieved that the Spanish are not well sup
plied with ammunition, and the greatest
apprehension is that they may be able to
retire from Santiago and fall back upon
Pando, taking up a new position further in
the Interior. It Is not known here, of
course, nvhat steps have been taken by Gen
eral Shafter to cut off the retreat of the
Spanish army, but no doubt is felt that if
the way is open for a retreat the entire
Spanish army will fall back, evacuating the
city. If they do this it will greatly retard
our operations, for the possession of San
tiago without having defeated the Spanish
army will leave our operations very little
The object of General Shafter is to ut
terly destroy oi capture the Spanish army
in eastern Cuba, and to capture the Cer
vera ileet or destroy it. If the Span'sh
army evacuates Santiago and falls back on
Pando's reinforcements, it will probably
take up a strong position further in the
interior, and our army will have to follow
them, each retreat of the enemy and al
vancs of our army carrying us further
from the coast and the base of supplies,
and rendering impossible effective co-op
eration by the vessels of our fleet.
General Shafter, according to his dis
patches to Lhe department, has taken step?
to cut off the Spanish retreat, but it is
realized that great difficulties lie In the
way of so disposing our army as to ren
der altogether impossible the retreat of the
Spanish and great uncertainty is felt pa
to the effectiveness of the force sent to
cut off the retreat. The Cervera fleet,
which was the prime object of the r.aval
operations against Santiago, must, of
course, be left in the harbor, but It Is
recognized that should the Spanish army
retire from Santiago, it would still be Im
possible for our land forces to capture the
Ileet, and that would have to be effected by
Sampson's vessels forcing the harbor.
Moreover, so long as the defenses of the
harbor entrance are maintained and the
mines have not been removed, the presence
of the Cervera Ileet In the harbor may ren
der the city of Santiago untenable to our
army, even after the Spanish army has re
tired, if it is able to do so.
Except when intrenched on a few very i
highest points, v/h t. the Spanish vessels
could net get the proper elevation to their
guns, our troops would be subject to the
Are ot the fleet and not be In a position pos
sibly to return it effectively. If this situa
tion develops, it Is regarded as probable
that General Shafter will not occupy the
town at once, but will take a position on
the promontories and endeavor to capture
Morro Castle, so as to clear the harbor
for the entrance to our vessels, and mate
tain this position until Admiral Sampson
can force his way through the harbor and
capture or destroy the Cervera fleet.
When this is accomplished the main ob
ject of the Santiago operations will have
been attained, but if th? Spanish army has
not surrendered General Shatter wiU still
have before him the task of pursuing Gen
eral Linares, who may attempt a stub
born retreat over the same course along
which General Pando has advanced from
Manzanillo. designing *0 lead our army
far into the interior if the island. This
presents the view in mllitaiy circles here
of the possibilities of the situation, but it
is hoped that General Shatter has been
able to so environ the Spanish aimy as
to compel a decisive battle and th< sur
render of General Linares at Santiago.
This la the Object of the AttacU l?jr
Lnwtun'a Division.
(Copyright, 180S, by the Associated Press.)
Oft Juragua, Province of Santiago de
Cuba, Thursday, Jtine 30, " p.m., per thf
Associated Press dispatch boat Wanda, via
Port Antonio, Jamaica, July 1, 6 a_m., and
Kingston, Jamaica, July 1, 8:15 a.m.?Over
tifteen thousand American soldiers, lnclud
irg all the regular troops now operating lr
Cuba, and three volunteer regiments, sup
ported by four thousand Cubans under
General Garcia, lie tonight within v'ew of
the Spanish entrenchments, north and east
of Santiago de Cuba, ready for a forward
movement in the morning, which may lead
immediately to a general assault upon the
The advance will be made by General
Lawton's division, forming the right wing,
and if the Spaniards Bhow signs of re
ti eating or circumstances otherwise war
ra".i it. General Wheeler's division ard
Gereral Kent's division will doubtless join
In the advance, endeavor to drive the
Spaniards before them, and enter the city.
While the movement may not reach this
extent tomorrow its purpose is to force the
5,000 men of General Lawton's command
two miles further forward than they are
now, to the little village of Caney and oc
cupy the ridge overlooking the city and
harbor, from which our artillery fire can
be rained upon the Spanish entrenchments
in front of the city and upon the large body
of Spanish soldiers holding them.
A Further Advance.
It may be that they will be satisfied to
accomplish this movement in one day and
then postpone a further advance until the
light artillery and siege guns can be placed
in position on the rldfe and preparations
can be made to pour a deadly fire of shell
and shrapnel into the entrenchments, dis
lodging the enemy and enabling the main
body of the American forces to carry the
city by storm.
It is believed that as General Lawton ad
vances General Kent's division, on the left,
will attack Aguadores, on the sea coast,
four miles east of Marro Castle, which
would give our army a. base much nearer
Santiago than the p'rerejit onft at Juragua.
Until today our npen at the front have
been subsisting on half rations, but, owing
to the excellent work of Colonel John Wes
ton, chief of commissary department, sup
plies have been sent to the front by pack
trains with great dispatch all the day and
night, and our soldiers are no longer in
want of food. Though they have been
drenched with rain for several days and
have been suffering from lack of sufficient
food the spirit of our soldiers is all that
could be desired, and they are eager for
the general attack upon the enemy's
Went to the^Front.
The 3d and 2t?th Infantry, the last regu
lars to remain at Juragua, went to the
front today, and ttii 33d Michigan and one
battalion of the 34th Michigan will break
camp early this morning and join General
Kent's division 011 the seacoast, leaving
nothing at Juragua except supplies and a
large field hospital in charge of the chief
surgeon of corps, prepared to attend the
wounded who may be sent there from the
field hospitals at ihe front.
With our troops closing in on the Spanish
entrenchments and lying almost at the
gates of Santiago, supported by the great
* ? 4*
Admiral Cervera.
fleet of our warships tying Just outside
the entrance of the harbor, prepared to
demolish the Spanish shore batteries if they
attempt to stop the progress of our army,
the fall of the city of Santiago de Cuba
seems to be neat- at hand, and the great
majority of our soldiers, sleeping tonight
on the eve of event* which are to occur
tomorrow, believe the American flag will
float over Santiago on the nation's birth
day, Monday next.
Seventeen Thousand American Troops
Five Miles East of Santiago.
(Copyright, 1898, by the AaiocUtcd Press.)
With the United States Army, Five Miles
East of Santiago de Cuba, Thursday, June
30, Noon, via Play del Este, Province of
Santiago de Cuba. June 80, Evening.?The
American forces, now numbering nearly
17,000 men. still ^occupy a position, in a
long line, five miles east of Santiago de
Cuba,.but no forward movement has been
made for the gut twenty-four hours, ow
ing to the difficulty experienced In forward
ing sufficient supplies from the base at
Juragua. and tba fact that it Imp not (Man
possible to send light artillery and siege
guns to the front from Baiuuiri up to the
Major General Shatter is at the front and
Is conducting the reconnaissance In per
American troops have made no attack as
yet upon Agudores, on the coast, near the
left wing of the insurgent army, where the
new base may be established later.
The town of Carney, which commands
the land entrance into Santiago de Cuba,
lies close to the American right wing, an:l
will probably be taken without difficulty
soon, as it is held by only a small guard
of Spanish troope.
The Plana.
American scouting turtles have been with
in a thousand yards of Caney without be
ing attacked, and the roads in that vicinity
Gen. Garcia.
have been repaired and improved by our
troops. Indicating that the artillery will be
moved In that direction. It Is believed that
the investment of Santiago Ue Cuba will
follow the capture of Caney.
Th*re are about 5,000 Cubans operating
with the American army at the front, and
the Spanish force defending Santiago de
Cuba is estimated at from 12,000 to 20,000
men. In addition, as already cabled, Gen
eral Pando, the Spanish military com
mander in the fleld, Is marching from Man
zanillo, some 127 miles west, with about
8,000 men, and, unless checked by the small
force of Cubans holding the mountain
passes, he ought to reach Santiago, In his
efforts to support General Linares, in a
few days.
The American camps have been soaked
by the recent rains, and the roads are in
bad condition, but our officers and men are
confident they will be able to make a gen
eral attack soon, and that Santiago will
fall before them.
The cable was placed in operation this
morning at Juragua, Altares and Siboney,
and communication is now open between
the in\ading army and Washington.
PrepurutiotiM for the AmmuiiU on Suntl
UKo Tills Morning.
OFF JURAGUA, Thursday, June 30, 7
p.m., via Kingston, Jamaica, July 1, 8:10
a.m.?The American troops are ready for
a forward movement in the morning, which
may lend to a general assault upon Santi
ago de Cuba.
General Lawton's command will be push
ed two miles further forward and capture
Caney, from which place the Spanish ln
trenchments can be bombarded.
The Texas Approached Within 1 ,TIK>
Yards of the Castle.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
Siboney, Thursday Evening, June "0, via
Piaya del Este, July L?A reconnoitering
party started today to Aguadores by the
railroad, but can go no further, a trestlt
being broken.
The fleet Is coaling at Guanlanamo to its
full capacity and the colliers will be sent
north for complete cargoes, in order to be
prepared for a long distance.
Nothing further Is heard of the coming of
Gen. Pando's troops.
The Texas last night approached within
1,700 yards of the Morro under orders and
teed her searchlights, but failed to attract
notice. The Spanish are saving their am
munition. Admiral Sampson can reduce
the outer defenses when the army Is ready
to have him.
It has rained again, and the military road
to Siboney Is muddier than ever, but re
pairs are proceeding. Cable communica
tion was established this "morning by the
signal corps under Allen. The army base
Is at Siboney, with a navy base at Playa
del Este.
Spanish Guards Withdrawn From
Porta Outside Intrenchments.
Special From a Staff Correspondent.
Cuban Army Outpost Tuesday Evening,
June 28, via Port Antonio.?The Cuban
picket line has been pushed one mile ahead
of the main support of American troops.
No Are has yet been drawn from the ene
my within the fortifications. The main
body of the troops cannot advance much
farther until the artillery opens the way.
Pour batteries of light artillery 'are being
placed in position here at the front of the
line of pickets, and they expect attack
The Spanish guards were withdrawn from
the forts outside the entrenchments last
A reconnaissance has been mad* close
enough to hoar the sentinels call to each
The Spaniards have been using helio
graphs and searchlights.
A close inspection shows that the guns
taken from the ships have been placed
mainly at the northwest entrance to the
The Spaniards still hold authority over
the village of Caney.
An emissary, who came from within San
tiago, arrived today and reports that the
defensive force numbers 12,000, and 6,000 of
the volunteers are living on rice and horse
meat. The Spaniards expect an immediate
attack. General Luque is reported to have
arrived from Holquin with reinforcements,
and forces are also reported marching from
Manzanilla, but these reports are not con
firmed. PEPPER.
Penetrated Xearer San(li.?<> Defenses
Thun Any Other Force.
Special Dispatch to Tile Evening Star.
Sevilla, Cuba, Thursday, June 30, via
Playa del Este, July 1.?Garcia's Cubans
made a dash westward this afternoon and
penetrated nearer the defenses of Santiago
than any hostile force yet. Led by the
gray-haired general they skirted Caney. a
cluster of villas two miles from the arsenal,
and passed in plain view of the Spanish
Tonisht they are camped near Ly, pre
paring for an attack as soon as permission
is obtained. The Cubans have rations for
only twenty-four hours, and argue that an
early advance is probable from these cir
Many of Garcia's men formerly reside!
in Santiago, being driven thence by the
barbarity of General Weyler, and today,
when they caught a glimpse of their former
homes, they gave a tremendous cheer and
demanded to be led forward immediately.
General Garcia and his officers restraining
tlu-m with difficulty.
Caney is composed of residences of the
wealthy classes, and General Garcia ex
pects to occupy it without difficulty, as the
Spanish evidently Sre disposed to abandon
the town. From Caney the'main road en
ters Santiago from the northeast, thus
making it an important point in the pend
ing operations.
General Garcia expects to have the honor
of leading the grand assault, and has ex
horted his men to fight desperately.
E. L. Springman Fires Three Shots and
Wounds Two Persons.
One Was a Colored Jensbojr, and
the Other a White
Edward L. Springman, the exprcrsmun
having an office on D street near loth
street northwest, shot a pistol recklessly
Into a crowd of Time's newsboys who were
congregated in front of his office at o:'JO
o'clock this afternoon, wounding Charles
Brooks, colored, the proprietor of the news
stand in the pension office, in the hip, and
also wounding James Hardy, a white lad
fourteen years old, of W54 Massachusetts
avenue northeast, in the hip. According to
impartial witness, Springmann lired Ave
shots from a revolver, intending them for
Brooks, with whom he had come words re
garding the latter and other bjys blocking
up his office door.
Brocks replied that he was waiting to
get his papers, when Springmann, it is al
leged. went into his office, took a revolver
out of his desk, placed it under his coat
and, returning to the door, opened tire on
Brooks. One bullet struck Brooks and an
other struck Hardy.
ConfliellnK Stories.
There were several conflicting stories
told about the shooting, but the most re
liable was given by a small boy, whose
rame was not ascertained. He stated that
Springman, who has always been on un
pleasant terms with the newsboys, who
congregate around his place had some
words with the "big colored boy" on I>
street, and then went hack Into his office
and got a pistol, which he put under his
coat and came back to the door. When he
produced the pistol and began shooting at
the big colored boy (Charles Brooks.)
The little fellow was in the way and it
looked as If he got all the shots. Spring
man fired five shots.
SiirinRiiipn'* Statement.
Policeman Hartman took the prisoner to
the station house. He gave his name as
Edward L. Springman, and his age as
twenty-nine. He said that he was an ex
pressman by occupation. He was accom
panied by several triends, who cheered
him up as much as possible, but Spring
man seemed worritd over the affair.
Before he gave his name to the station
keeper he wanted to get some word to
the Emergency Hospital, to see if the
boy was fatally injured. He showed a bad
cut in the back of the neck, just lo th ?
rear of the nght ear. which he said was
jabbed into him by the colored man.
While he was at work in his office, he
said, the man stuck him with the knife.
He grabbed for his pistol, and shot at ti.e
man. He did not know that he had shot
the colored man, but he saw the boy fall.
According to the story of Lieutenant
Amiss, who came In shortly aftermaj-d.
Springman was crazy tq fire into a crowd.
The prisoner was taken to one of the wit
ness rooms upstairs in the station and
locked up.
What Sprinirmun's Friends Say.
At the first precinct station It was stated
by the friends of young Springman that
Chas. Brooks, the young colored boy who
keeps a news stand In pension office, had
caused the trouble by hitting Springman.
and then coming back at him again with a
In order to protect himself Springman
pulled his pistol and fired. One shot hit
Brooks on the right hip. but some bicycle
Instruments In his hip pocket prevented
a serious wound. Brooks was hit only
Upon this statement of facts Brooks.,
who had In the meantime been sent to the
hospital, was ordered to be held and
an order to this effect was telephoned to
the Emergency.
Inquiries about bail were made at the
first precinct station, but nothing could be
decided in the matter owing to the uncer
tain condition of the boy Hardy.
Mod by tbe German
Admiral al Manila.
Rejects Proposal Made bj
Spanish Governor General.
Aguinaldo Has Issued, It is Re
ported, a Proclamation.
BERLIN. July l.-The following dUp.i-.ch
has been received lrom Hong Kong:
?'According to trustworthy Intelligent,
from Manila the Spanish governor general
had a few days ago, at his own leque.t, a
meeting with Admiial Dicdrlche. the com
mander of the German naval force. In
the far east, in order to propose, in behalf
of the Spanish government, that Manila
should be handed into the provisional
charge of a neutral commander. The pro
posal was rejected by Admiral Died rich*
In view of the American blockade."
A Republic Prwl?l?*4.
LONDON. July l.-A representative of
Gen. Aguinaldo. the leader of the PhllippliU
Insurgents, who served with him during
the last insurrection, and who is now in
London, is quoted in an interview as say
ing that before Aguinaldo left Hong Kona
he promised Hear Admiral Dewey not to
enter Manila until the arrival of the Amer
ican troops.
Aguiim'.do's representative ados that lM
has Just received a dispatch from Cavil,
saving a republic has been proclaim, d
there by Aguinaldo under the protection of
the United States and approved by Great
Britain and Japan.
Continuing, the representative of tin
Philippine leader asserts that he has been
to Berlin, where he saw the unoer secretary
for the foreign office, who declared that
all Gennnr.v w?ntid was that the existing
import tarifT would not be altered by a
republic being established in the Philippic
Islands, or. at least, that preference should
i.ot be given to any other nation.
Trnn*l>??rt? B??t There.
HONG KONG, July 1.?The Japanest
cruiser Mitsushima arrived here today
lrom Manila, which she left on the after
noon of Monday, June 27.
She reports that the American transport*
had not then arrived. The situation wa.
unchanged. tK Spaniards eont.niimg to
erect defenses and the Insurgents occupy
Ing posit ons with.r about 2.UW yard, ot
the city. Food was growing scarcer.
The Matsushima reports also that when
she left Manila harbor there were flv.
German and four British warsh ps there.
Urn. Merritt'a Request.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 1.?It ihe gen
eral understanding among army oRcer*
here that the next expedition t > thelhllip
Hires will get off about July 11. Although
?he tr^nJU have not all l~on chosen
the available vessels can be sot re-djl for
sailing without much delay.
Rev. Francis Brooks Dohero. a *U1
known Paulist missionary, sailed on t i?
Newport for Mar.ila at the personal re
quest of Maji'r Genera! Jtcrrltt. He
speaks Spanish fluently and was selected
lor the mission by the'sup rior general
of the Paulists who rccogr.lxed ihe oppor
ttnities afforded in the Philippines for an
American priest of the same faith the
n ajority of ihe islanders, father Doh.rtj
hopes to be of service to the I lined State,
by explaining away the false impr-sslon
*hich If sai l to prevail on tho Islands fhat
the Americin aolliers will destroy their re
ligion and loot their pla -e* of worship.
Just lH?forc sailing for Manila, Gen. Mer
ritt sent a letter to Mrs. C. R. Orecnleaf,
president of the Berkeley Red Cross Ko
d-U warmly Indorsing the ?fforts of tM
ratrlotic women of the Pacille coast to ob
tain a Hospital ship for use In the Philip
pines. He s iggest. that Admiral Dewey
may have a \essel suitable for the purpose.
The 1st Tenneume Volunteers hive jusl
received 1.<*W "ew Springfield rifles, but
still need 1-"" to complete their ?ri lament.
Private J. H. Hamilton, Company D. 1st
Tennesaef. Is dead ot pneumonia. tollow.nH
She >1111 He taprrmril.
According to the Kxsmlner the next flee!
of transports for the Philippines will con
sist of the Peru, City of Puebla. Acapulco,
Umatilla and Pennsylvania. The Acapjle.
is expected at any time from Panama.
Upon her arrival she will be impressed by
the government. The Umatilla is due to
day lrom Puget Sound porta, and It l?
said that she will be taken upon her ar
rival. The Pennsylvania Is expected every
day from Philadelphia, and theie will lw
no trouble securing her. The Rio de Ja
neiro U due from C'lilna and Japan JuiJ 6
She was taken, but will reach here too lnt?
to go in the next expedition.
Spnnlards Mcsl Sacrum*.
LONDON. July 1.?Frank Caruth. tin
he^d cf the Phl.lppine Chemical Company,
has received a letter lrom a prominent
Spi nlsh business man In Mmi.a. under
date of May ->0. which Bays: "A -e<>rii1nsr w
our latest new*, the American* haco suf
fered a defeat In Cuba, but that will not _
matter much, for ?ooner or later our *11.
must succumb. r.? we have nelthe.- :-.<-ner
nor materials. Wha? is moat feared her.
La the Spaniard, themselves. I hope tc
God if the Tankeea take the islands thai
will keep them."

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